Derek S. Wheeler*, Joseph A. Carcillo

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Shock is one of the most frequently diagnosed, yet poorly understood disorders in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Shock is defined by an imbalance between oxygen and substrate delivery versus metabolic demand (oxygen consumption is often used as a surrogate of metabolic demand). The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of critically ill children with shock are distinctly different from that in critically ill adults. Early recognition of the features of shock leads to early treatment and better outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCare of the Critically Ill or Injured Child
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9781447163626
ISBN (Print)1447163613, 9781447163619
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Compensated shock
  • Distributive shock
  • Fluid resuscitation
  • Hypovolemic shock
  • Irreversible shock
  • Neurogenic shock
  • Obstructive shock
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Shock
  • Uncompensated shock

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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